#1
If I can fingerpick on guitar pretty well as well as pick and know a bit of theory?

Is it a completely different concept or?

Sorry for sounding like an idiot and thanks in advance.

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#2
well biggest difference between fingering a guitar and fingering a bass is the distance between strings, somthing easy tog et over. as well, bass strings are heavier. you'll do decent i imagine if you have previous fingerpicking experience
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#3
and wider spaces between frets

pretty much you'll be alright. if you could learn to slap well on your guitar, bass slap will be ****in' cake.
#4
You sort of use a different attack altogether fingerpicking on bass. And wtf? 'Slapping' on a guitar will be quite a bit different than doing it on a bass...
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#5
not really... Buckethead, Mike Lurie, and that guy with the acoustic do it all the time... and John Frusciante popped in Funky Monks. Its not THAT spectacular.
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#6
Hah thanks guys. I'm pretty set on gettin myself one and takin up another instrument..I know theirs tons of threads about it..but could ya throw out some ideas for a bass $250 or less?
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#7
Yeah dude, when i got my first bass it was a Squier Standard Jazz Bass and i still love this thing till this day, that guitar has never failed me once and ill probally use it to the day i die, its about 210 and tottally worth it.
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#8
So I'm guessing squier basses blow the counterparts on guitars outta the water?
I've read some good things about em..best judgement is to always haul myself on over there and test me some. Ill make sure to test it, thanks =)
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#9
Squier basses are not bad but there are other basses in the same price range which in my opinion are of better quality, are better set up for comfort of playing and also have good usable sounds. Check out Ibanez basses, great for starting with and you can find pretty decent ones that won't break the bank. Vintage also offer good budget instruments. Squier are decent also but you should check out various basses within your price range and find what sounds and feels best to you.
#10
finger picking on guitar is not like fingerstyle on bass. on guitar, you use the crab style, with the thumb doing the top strings and the other fingers doing the bottom strings. Bass is not like this (unless you are playing harmonics). Instead, you use your thumb as an anchor ad use your fingers (mainly 1 and 2) to pluck the strings. I always think of it like your fingers are walking (or running!!)..
#11
Vintage's are pretty good, just make sure you get one of the more recent ones with the Wilkinson pickups.
#12
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not really... Buckethead, Mike Lurie, and that guy with the acoustic do it all the time... and John Frusciante popped in Funky Monks. Its not THAT spectacular.


I know it is a used technique on guitar, but there is a substantial difference between thwacking the E string of a bass and thwacking the E string of a guitar. For popping, fuller callouses must be built, etc.
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#13
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Hah thanks guys. I'm pretty set on gettin myself one and takin up another instrument..I know theirs tons of threads about it..but could ya throw out some ideas for a bass $250 or less?

I've never played one of these...but damnit I've never heard anyone speaking bad about these basses (and guitars)...for the money they are a great buy...

I'm talking about SX basses at rondomusic.com

I'm planning on buying one of these when I have the cash..havent decided on which though...
http://www.rondomusic.net/sjb75.html
http://www.rondomusic.net/spjash.html
http://www.rondomusic.net/sbg2.html
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#14
i think ive got a vintage p-bass

(by think i mean about the vintage part)

any way to check my basses date? im PRETTY sure its ATLEAST 10 years old. but again, this is all estimates, i need a way to check .


but yeah its squier
#15
Ill be going to guitar center this weekend, do they carry vintages and such? Thanks for all the input btw.
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